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Writing, Transparency and Confessional Tales

In 1988 I was enthralled by the publication of John Van Maanen's book Tales of the Field. An introduction to the book noted that: Once...

Obituary – Keith Lyons

On Wednesday 13th May 2020, Keith Lyons, loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather died at the age of 68. Keith was born on 7th May...

Grandmothers and Godmothers in analysis and analytics

The other day, I noticed this enigmatic tweet from Namita Nandakumar (link): https://twitter.com/nnstats/status/1225877278158151686 I was delighted to see this announcement and the queries it brought about....
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Blogging

Introduction I really enjoy writing blog posts on Clyde Street. I have been blogging on WordPress since 2008 and am approaching my 2000th post. I...

What are we doing when we analyse?

Paul Rees (9 January, 2020) (link) in an article in The Guardian asked Is rugby union losing its way by becoming a numbers game?....

Neil Lanham: using computers in sport

Introduction In Football Analytics: Now and Beyond, Daniel Memmert, Jürgen Perl and Robert Rein noted that when computers became available in the late 1970s...

Exploring history

Marv Dunphy's thesis on John Wooden explores historical methodology in the unfolding of a biography (link). In his introduction, Marv looks at the 'great...

Blogging

Introduction Stephen Downes (link) has shared in his daily newsletter a Ben Werdmuller post (link) about blogging. I read Stephen's summary and Ben's post with...

Decision intelligence

Cassie Kozyrkov has been writing about decision intelligence (link). She noted that decision intelligence was a new discipline that "brings together the best of...

Charles, Richard, Neil and Simon: the stories we craft

Tom Fenton and Rob Carroll have published a story about Charles Reep (link). It is titled Football’s Pioneer – The Charles Reep story. Earlier...